Dyson motors are typically robust. Unless you do something crazy like use the max setting exclusively, it should exceed past the two-year manufacturer warranty.
But in case the inevitable happens and the motor burns out, replacing it is simple.
Fortunately, the process is simple, with simple tools like a screwdriver.
First things first – some preventive measures
- Unplug the charger: Take out the cord if it’s plugged to prevent the risk of electrocution.
- Detach the wand: Remove this part to make the next steps easier.
Steps in replacing the Dyson V6 Motor
After unplugging the charger and any attachment on the vacuum, you can proceed to the instructions below.
Step 1: Remove the post-motor filter
Specific Dyson V6 variants will have a post-motor filter like the V6 Mattress. If your Dyson V6 is one of those with this component, detach and set it aside.
Step 2: Detach the dustbin frame
Push the red lever behind the container to open the trap door, then push it a second time to release a lock holding it in place.
After removing the dustbin, proceed to the next step.
Step 3: Remove the battery
Two screws hold the battery in place. Unfasten both to remove the V6 battery.
Step 4: Push two clips to separate the motor from the cyclonic assembly
There are two locking pins (check photo) you need to push simultaneously to detach the motor.
Some sellers include a tool for aiding you with this task, but two long, thin screwdrivers will suffice if the item you bought doesn’t.
You’ll need good light to see the pins’ location.
Gently push down and wiggle the motor until it comes out.
Here’s a close look at the motor.
Step 5: Attach the new motor
Get the now motor and line it up to the cyclone assembly, and push until it locks in place.
Step 6: Reattach dustbin, battery, and post-motor filter
These are the last steps. Make sure the battery is snug before tightening the two bolts.
Now you’re ready to use your Dyson V6 again.
Check this video for a visual guide on changing the V6 motor.
Where to buy Dyson V6 motor?
You can buy V6 motors on sites like Amazon and eBay. Check the links below for more details.
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